Exchange 2010 FAQ: How to Install the Exchange 2003 System Manager Tools

Question: Is there a way to install Exchange 2003 System Manager on a server after an Exchange Server 2010 installation?

In short, no there isn’t.

Exchange Server 2010 will only install on 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2. The Exchange 2010 management tools can also be installed on 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

The Exchange 2003 System Manager is a 32-bit only application and can only be installed on 32-bit operating systems.

However, if you need the Exchange 2003 tools on your administrative workstation while you are in a co-existence phase of your Exchange 2010 upgrade, you can install them in XP Mode on Windows 7.


About Paul Cunningham

Paul is a Microsoft Exchange Server MVP and publisher of Exchange Server Pro. He also holds several Microsoft certifications including for Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013. Find Paul on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, or get in touch for consulting/support engagements.

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